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The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Rio: Portuguese Language.
 

Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Rio: Portuguese Language
Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Rio: Portuguese Language
Budget Item Columbia Students Non-Columbia Students Barnard College
Tuition *   $5,900.00 $5,900.00 $5,900.00
Document (transcript) Fee *   $0.00 $105.00 $0.00
Housing *   $1,100.00 $1,100.00 $1,100.00
Billable subtotal:  $7,000.00 $7,105.00 $7,000.00
Meals   $700.00 $700.00 $700.00
Local Transportation   $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Visa Expenses   $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
Cellphone   $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Airfare   $1,400.00 $1,400.00 $1,400.00
Personal Expenses   $800.00 $800.00 $800.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,250.00 $3,250.00 $3,250.00
Total: $10,250.00 $10,355.00 $10,250.00
Notes:
The above budget sheet is for Summer 2017.
 
Tuition and fees are subject to approval by The Trustees of Columbia University and m
ay change.
 

BILLABLE fees will be billed by Columbia or as noted.
 
Tuition: The program invoice will be sent via e-bill on May 30, 2017 and will be due on June 15, 2017.  It covers tuition, housing, course excursions, group dinners, some local transportation and cultural activities.  It does not cover meals, airfare, visa fees, medical insurance, course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses. 

Document (transcript) Fee: This one-time fee is charged to new students. This fee will be included on your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia.

Housing: All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill.

NON-BILLABLE expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated figures in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas for the duration of the program. The above estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.
 
Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits. Costs can be kept down by preparing their own meals and only eating out occasionally.  

Local Transportation: All students will receive public transportation pass for 80 Brazilian Real, which covers approximately 10 roundtrips to/from class at PUC-Rio. Students are responsible for additional local transportation costs to/from class and excursions.  

Visa: All students planning to study in Rio are responsible for applying for a Temporary Visa IV. The estimate above is for U.S. citizens, and includes the cost of the visa as well as the FBI background check required for the visa application. Please check the website for the Brazilian Consulate at which you will apply for your visa for updated application information and to download any forms. 

Books and course supplies: These expenses can include books/photocopies and course supplies. 

Cellphone: All students are required have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program. 

Airfare: Estimated cost of a round trip airfare from NYC to Rio. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program. 

Personal Expenses: Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits. They may include entertainment and personal travel. 
 
It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care.  This cost is not included in the chart above.
 

 
 
 
* Billable item